Contact Information for Ted Cowan
Office: SLCC Redwood Road Campus, Technology Building, Room 133
Phone: (801) 957-4769
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-4pm by appointment
Position:Assistant Professor, WSU CS Program
Coordinator at SLCC
Degree: 1979 – Associate of Applied Science, Data Processing, Utah Technical College. 1989 - Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Weber State College; 1999 – Masters of Business Administration, Technology Management, University of Phoenix. Certified Project Management Professional since 1999.
Current Field of Study: I am drawn to small computing devices such as the iPhone and other PDAs. I am particularly interested in personal productivity tools for business and education. My personal computing platform of choice is the Macintosh, to the general embarrassment of the CS department. I am a total fan of Linux and my favorite distro is Ubuntu.
Biggest Accomplishment in CS: I reverse engineered a disk utility for which our company had lost the source code in order to fix a disastrous defect. I wrote code that enabled UnixWare servers to mount NetWare volumes and implemented NCP 95. I wrote a software maintenance tool that implemented temporary source code changes by “zapping” object modules. As a project manager I delivered the next generation printing subsystem with two corporate partners, taking over a project 2 years behind schedule. I have written and delivered systems on IBM mainframes, Novell NetWare, SVR4 UNIX, NeXT, even migrating a BASIC application from the Commodore 64 to the Radio Shack Model 16. My favorite personal project was deploying a software-based packet radio application running on the TRS-80 Model 1.
Something Interesting: I was born in Anchorage, Alaska and survived the most powerful earthquake in North America, the 1964 Alaska Earthquake. I am an Extra class Amateur Radio operator with callsign KC7PM.